Mar 26th, 2013
By Catrena Smith, CPC, CCS, CCS-P, PCS, HIT PRO-PW Information in the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Coding Clinic, Second Quarter 2011, confirmed that the principal procedure concept is valid for coding and reporting purposes. This left many hospital coders with questions regarding principal procedures, and how to ensure the most appropriate procedure is reported in ...
Nov 11th, 2010
Diagnostic coding can be a headache for radiology practices. To top it off ICD-9-CM coding is not always straightforward. AAPC member Sheri Poe Bernard, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, shares the top 10 coding guidelines regarding radiology diagnostic coding. Full Article Radiology Today: “Until 2013, Stay on Top of ICD-9-CM Diagnostic Code Guidelines” was last modified: July ...
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Jun 11th, 2010
The National Committee for Health Statistics (NCHS), has updated its ICD-9-CM conversion table for 2010. The 64-page table allows coders to crosswalk old, discontinued codes with current codes, including those effective Oct. 1. The table presents the current code assignments, their effective dates, and previous code assignments back to 1986. The NCHS develops and maintains ...